Q&A: What anxiety medication do you take and how did you first know you needed medication?

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Question by Penny: What anxiety medication do you take and how did you first know you needed medication?
What anxiety medication do you take and how did you first know you needed medication?

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Answer by Pat
sometimes anxiety and stress can cause ulcers in your stomach and also cause sleeping problems as well. this happened to me then the doctor put me on the paxil medication and now i am feeling better. It took 3 years to find my ulcers and stres issues. Now its almost resolved but i have to take the paxil for a long time. i have read paxil is not a good medication but many say it is the best out there and many say its very bad. Time will tell for me.

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11 thoughts on “Q&A: What anxiety medication do you take and how did you first know you needed medication?

  • October 9, 2013 at 1:08 am

    paxil and attivan, when I started having panic attacks is when I knew for sure

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  • October 9, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I take Zoloft for my anxiety. I know it is an antidepressant, but it also works as an anitanxiety medicine.
    I first discovered that I needed to take medication when I was in seventh grade and I realized that I had a bunch of irrational fears about dying. I didn’t tell my parents, and my anxieties took over my life. My grades started dropping and I quickly became depressed. Then, the next year in eighth grade, it was even worse. I almost failed eighth grade because I couldn’t concentrate. Still, I didn’t tell my parents. My parents yelled at me and I felt even worse about myself. My self esteem got even lower, and I was determined to fight my anxiety and pass high school. In night grade, I tried my hardest to push away my anxieties, and I found that I thought that I could fight them by doing certain rituals which I would perform when I felt anxious, like pulling my hair, squeezing my skin, among other things to get my mind off of it. I managed to pass 9th grade with C’s, but I wanted to do better than that. Then, in 10th grade everything came crashing down when I had an awful biology teacher who triggered my anxiety and I basically broke down. I would cry every night, I would have about three to four anxiety attacks a day, and I wouldn’t do my homework at all. I felt like I was in a funk that I coudln’t get out of. Then, on the last day of the second marking period, I faced my fears and went to my guidance counselor about my anxiety. She called my parents and my parents got me help. After about three weeks on Zoloft, I felt so much better. Now, my anxiety only comes up everyone once in a while, and I know who I can talk to about it.
    If you are having any problems with anxiety, catch it before it gets worse. My anxiety took over my life and it got way out of hand. I got help though, and you can too. Talk to someone close to you and they will get you help, if you need it.
    I hope this helps!

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  • October 9, 2013 at 1:12 am

    I take celexa. I have taken it for three years, and I am now tapering off it. I took that in conjunction with stress management class’s, a new diet, and exercise regimen, and a once a month therapy session. I know it sounds like a lot, but that is what I needed to do to change my life style. I knew I needed to take medication after a year of therapy and I couldn’t stop worrying about things. I was panicking about what people were thinking, if my job performance was good enough. I wouldn’t sleep because I was so terrified I would forget to do something the next day. Despite all the non-medicinal methods I tried, I couldn’t overcome my anxiety. I am on my way off the drugs now, but everyone is different. Some people only need them for a short time. But they do take at least thirty days to get in your system, and that was the hardest part for me. I kept telling myself to be patient. I hope that helped!! Good luck with your decision!!

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  • October 9, 2013 at 1:51 am

    Prozac and Klonipin, but I first experienced panic disorder 10 years ago and I was on something different, I was fine for a long time but after the death of my mother it came back. When I had my first panic attack I was 17 and had no idea what the hell was happening to me, I went to the Dr. right way and he gave me a name for it and medicine.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I have used Gabatrol and it certainly has made a difference for me.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 2:58 am

    Paxil 20mg is effective. When you first start it, you would want to only do 10mg. I have Xanax and klonopin pills in the medicine cabinet that I have filled, but not taken. Those two are fast acting medications with almost immediate relief. They should only be used when absolutely necessary because they are addictive. Paxil, on the other hand is for long term use, and can have weird effects when stopped suddenly. With antidepressants, you should decrease your dosage gradually before stopping the medication. I knew that I needed the medication when all I wanted to do was stay home, and I didn’t even really feel safe then. I dreaded leaving the house, and this began for me at age 16. When the fear interrupts your life, it is time. People who claim that meditation, exercise, and all that jazz alone will work, are not telling the truth. The fear in these disorders are caused by chemical imbalances. That cannot be fixed with a work out, although it may make you feel better for a hot second. Good luck.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 3:47 am


    Your condition is not peculiar to you alone…but you’re in luck!

    I found this really great FREE ebook about anxiety and panic attacks and I urge you to grab your copy FAST while it’s still free as I do not know how much longer it will remain so.

    It contains stuff like: What Are Panic Attacks And Anxiety? Triggers & Causes Of Anxiety & Panic Attacks, Therapies & Remedies For Anxiety & Panic Attacks, How To Survive With Anxiety & Panic Disorder, How To Stop Panic Attacks Forever, etc., etc.

    Hope this helps…just go get it now, you can thank me after you’ve read it.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 4:39 am

    I Am On Escitalopram…Its A Fairly Small Dosage But Suits Me Fine. I Realized I Should Get Medication For My Condition Because The Panic Attacks Were Stopping Me From Doing Things Id Always Wanted To Do.
    I Really Recommend Bach Rescue Remedy It Is Completely Herbal And Can Be Bought From Any Chemists It Helps Me Calm Down Alot When I Need A Little Extra Help 🙂

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  • October 9, 2013 at 4:43 am

    4 Anxiety treatment
    Painful apprehensive uneasiness of mind
    usually over impending anticipating ill.It can b felt under diff.cond.;when alone after eating/drinking
    wid other physical n mental complains abt financial/bznss matter/in a particular environment.

    Common in Yng adlts

    Psychological Factors:As a result of failure
    :A fear Response
    Clinical Manifestations:Referable 2 N.Sys imbal n commonly include palpitations,shortness of breathlessness,dryness of mouth,heaviness of head,giddiness n blurring of vision,xcessive sweating particularly in palm and soles

    Psychological Manifestations:Irritability n a morbid fear as if something dreadful is going happen.

    Hospitalisation-acute anxiety.
    Yoga and meditation

    Homoeopathic Medicines:
    Aur,Aur,Bry,Calc,Merc.c,Puls,Veratrum alb,Phos
    Go 2 nearby homoeop[athic physician/
    visit http://www.health4all.co.in

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  • October 9, 2013 at 5:01 am

    A good idea is to see a qualified physician. If you feel you need medication, then you need to speak to your doctor, only a physician, that is, your personal physician can help you with your anxiety. There are many causes for anxiety, not all readily apparent and many treatments other than medications. You really shouldn’t rely on the personal, (not professional) opinion of anyone, (especially via the internet), to advise you on medication or treatment. Everyone is different, emotionally and physically, if there were one drug and everyone knew when to take it, there wouldn’t be any need for doctors or prescriptions. Likewise, you shouldn’t rely on what the advertisements of drug companies might recommend, remember, their sole motivation is to make a profit, they will try any way possible to ingratiate physicians, (gifts, trips, profit commission and other incentives are common practice between drug companies and unscrupulous doctors who have little conscience), so that they might prescribe their designer drugs without thorough, large or lengthy enough case studies, (which determine FDA approval). This is why there are often drugs removed and recalled from the market and many lawsuits filed for damages stemming from side-effects which can be as severe as to cause death and permanent disability. You can research your physicians references and any complaints filed against them online. Choose one YOU feel comfortable with, who respects YOUR opinion and emotions and if you DON’T feel like you’re being heard, taken seriously and that you can tell them everything comfortably without judgement, STOP seeing them and find someone else.

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  • October 9, 2013 at 5:46 am

    You can use a number of methods to get rid of anxiety without using any medication. The root cause of anxiety is your depressing and negative THOUGHTS. Yes, your own thoughts, these may be conscious or subconscious thoughts. In the latter case, you may not even aware of the things that are making your anxious. Whatever the stimulus may be, the bottom line is that you have to get rid of these negative thoughts.

    Some of the most effective methods to reduce anxiety are:

    A. Meditation is one of the most powerful methods to reduce anxiety and the best part is that its quite easy to learn. All you need is just 10 minutes of meditation daily to calm your mind and get rid of the negative thoughts.

    B. Self Hypnosis: Self hypnosis is essentially an art that you should properly learn before implementing it. You can buy some books on self hypnosis, and you can easily learn self hypnosis procedures.

    C. Repeating Positive Affirmations: This is a highly effective method if done correctly and at the right time: The best time for Repeating Positive Affirmations is at night just before you go to sleep. Repeat positive affirmations for 7 to 8 minutes to achieve life changing results.

    D. Figure out the root cause of your anxiety: For instance; when I was younger, I used to be scared of the dark, and then I learned that, some time ago, somebody had mistakenly locked me in a dark basement when I was a small kid. As I learned about this root cause, my phobia immediately went away.

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